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101 Top South Korean Chemical Companies and Startups

This article showcases our top picks for the best South Korean based Chemical companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Chemical industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top South Korean Chemical Startups

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Green Whale Global

Green Whale Global

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Bioplastic Manufacturing

LG Group

LG Group

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LG Group is a multinational conglomerate company that makes electronics, chemicals, and telecom products.

LG Group

Hanwha Solutions

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Hanwha Solutions operates in three business areas: chemicals, total energy solutions, and advanced materials.

LG Group

Ntrium

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Ntrium offers chemical coating solutions.

LG Group

SK Group

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SK Group is a company that teaches clients how to make short term profits through new ideas.

LG Group

OCI

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OCI is a green energy and chemical company .

LG Group

SK Chemicals

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SK Chemicals has grown through continuous change and innovation into a chemical and life sciences enterprise representing South Korea.

LG Group

Hanwha Chemical Corporation

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HCC launched its CA (chlorine-caustic soda) business, and quickly became one of the major petrochemical companies in the world, producing

LG Group

KAERI

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KAERI is a nuclear technology development institute in Korea.

LG Group

Lotte Chemical

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Lotte Chemical is a global petrochemical company that produce resin products and basic petrochemicals and chemicals.

LG Group

Daelim Corporation

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Daelim Corporation provides petrochemicals, maritime logistics, construction informatization, and IT service.

LG Group

DongWoo Fine-Chem

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DongWoo Fine-Chem is a company in the development and supply of semiconductor and display materials and semiconductor chemicals.

LG Group

LG Life Sciences

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LG Life Sciences operates in the pharmaceutical and fine chemical fields.

LG Group

Daelim Industrial

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Daelim Industrial is a construction and petrochemical company.

LG Group

Spark Biopharma

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Spark Biopharma is a biotechnology company

LG Group

Kumho Petrochemical

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Kumho Petrochemical is a manufacturer of synthetic resins, fine chemicals, energy, building materials and other plastic materials.

LG Group

FlowTech

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FlowTech is a manufacturer of concrete admixtures.

LG Group

Samyang Holdings

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Samyang Holdings specializes in the chemical, food, medicine and new business field.

LG Group

POSCO CHEMICAL

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POSCO Chemical is a refractory, chemicals and carbon material company.

LG Group

Xcell Therapeutics

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Xcell Therapeutics develops and produces serum-free chemically defined media.

LG Group

Kukdo Chemical

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Kukdo Chemical manufactures and sells organic chemicals, epoxy resins and hydro sulfuric acid.

LG Group

BioSpectrum, Inc.

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BioSpectrum, Inc. is discovers and develops products for the life sciences industry based on natural products.

LG Group

Hanmi Fine Chemical

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Hanmi Fine Chemical is a supplier of active pharmaceutical ingredients.

LG Group

KCC Corporation

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KCC Corporation is a manufacturing company that specializes in eco-friendly construction materials.

LG Group

Unid Global Corporation

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Unid Global Corporation is a world-renowned general trading company after adding exporting operation to its business.

LG Group

Utis Co., Ltd.

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Utis Co., Ltd. manufactures and supplies microcellular foams for gasketing and sealing applications in flat panel displays.

LG Group

Korea Industrial Gases

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Korea Industrial Gases manufactures and markets industrial gasses.

LG Group

KRICT

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KRICT is a research institute specializes in chemistry.

LG Group

GemVax & KAEL

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GemVax & KAEL manufactures chemical air filters used in semiconductor manufacturing process.

LG Group

Stars Tech

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Stars tech is a eco-friendly snow removal agent using starfish extract.

LG Group

Songwon Industrial Group

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Songwon Industrial Group is a chemical industry.

LG Group

CQV

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CQV primarily manufactures and supplies pearlescent pigments.

LG Group

KPX Chemical

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KPX Chemical is a chemical company that produces basic materials for the urethane industry.

LG Group

Hube Global

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Hube Global is the wholesaler of other chemical substances and chemical products.

LG Group

Dongsung Finetec

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Dongsung Finetec is engaged in manufacturing cryogenic insulation, polyurethane, seamless gas cylinders, and other products.

LG Group

Toray Advanced Materials

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Toray Advanced Materials is a chemical materials company in Gangseo, Soul.

LG Group

Osang Jaiel

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Their company succeeded as the world’s first to produce nano boehmite using hydrothermal chemical technology.

LG Group

Miwon Specialty Chemical

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Miwon Specialty Chemical supplies raw materials for UV/EB curing systems and manufactures chemicals like benzoin, sulfuric acid, and more.

LG Group

Wonik Cube

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Wonik Cube is a supplier and distributor of chemical, polymer, building materials, and silicon products.

LG Group

SDLab Korea

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SDLab Korea offers infection control solutions.

LG Group

Daejin Physics & Chemical

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Daejin Physics & Chemical is a manufacturer and supplier of polyurethane systems, polyol, isocyanate and PU foaming machines.

LG Group

Hyosung Chemical

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Hyosung Chemical is a chemical material technology provider company.

LG Group

Korea Petrochemical

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Korea Petrochemical is a chemical product manufacturing company.

LG Group

Korea Chemical Fibers Association

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Korea Chemical Fibers Association contributes to the development of the Korean textile industry and related industries.

LG Group

GenoFocus

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GenoFocus provides enzyme solutions for food, eco-friendly processes, biopharmaceuticals, cosmeceuticals, and the agriculture industry.

LG Group

Hu master

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Hu master develops solutions for humidity control based on air-conditioning.

LG Group

Cosmo Chemical

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Cosmo Chemical is engaged in manufacturing of titanium dioxide anatase used in various industries.

LG Group

Young Poong Co

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Young Poong Co is a manufacturer of non-ferrous metals such as zinc ingots, sulfate, and cadmium.

LG Group

Miwon Commercial

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Miwon Commercial is a chemical manufacturing company.

LG Group

UNID

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UNID is a chemical products manufacturing company.

LG Group

Yuhan Chemical

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Yuhan Chemical is a manufacturer of pharmaceutical raw material.

LG Group

ENF Technology

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ENF Technology is an electronic materials and fine chemical company.

LG Group

LANXESS Korea

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LANXESS Korea is a chemicals and plastics manufacturing company.

LG Group

SK Plasma

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This company is a new name for the plasma business of SK chemicals.

LG Group

Cosmo AM&T

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Cosmo AM&T are mainly a manufacturer and distributors of toners and lithium cobalt oxides for secondary batteries.

LG Group

Lee & Associates

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Lee & Associates offers legal, patent, trademark, and design services.

LG Group

ChemKnock

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ChemKnock connects Korean chemical companies and global buyers using the online platform.

LG Group

CMP CHUGOKU

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CMP CHUGOKU is a paint and chemical manufacturing company.

LG Group

Dongsung Chemical

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Dongsung Chemical operates in the chemical industry.

LG Group

Farmcare Organic

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Farmcare Organic specializes in pesticide research and manufacturing services.

LG Group

Sky E&M

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Sky E&M manufactures and sells chemical materials.

LG Group

KHPT

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KHPT offers plant revamping works, power plant & construction and maintenance services.

LG Group

Thira-Utech

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Thira-Utech provides smart factory professional solutions.

LG Group

Hansol Chemical

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Hansol Chemical is a chemical products manufacturing company.

LG Group

Kyung-In Synthetic

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Kyung-In Synthetic is a Korea-based chemical manufacturing company including dyes and inks.

LG Group

Institute for Basic Science

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Institute for Basic Science specializes in chemistry, maths, life sciences, physics, and interdisciplinary research.

LG Group

Byon

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Byon is an industrial chemicals manufacturing and distribution company.

LG Group

Noroo Paint & Coatings

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Noroo Paint & Coatings is engaged in manufacturing of paints.

LG Group

MExplorer

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MExplorer is a non-oxidized water-dispersed graphene mass production company.

LG Group

APPEAL KOREA

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APPEAL KOREA engages in the chemical fiber fabric weaving business.

LG Group

STi

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STi is a manufacturer of central chemical supply system and inkjet printing system.

LG Group

Whanee

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Whanee offers access to a solid local customer base including key players in the dairy food and beverage industry.

LG Group

JHC

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JHC makes eco-friendly chemical products.

LG Group

Basearth

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Basus is a company that researches and develops various eco-friendly materials based on its expertise in bio and chemical materials.

LG Group

Hanil Chemical Industry

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Hanil Chemical Industry is a manufacturer of zinc oxide.

LG Group

S Fuel Cell

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S Fuel Cell manufactures hydrogen power generation system, fuel cell system, fuel converter and others.

LG Group

Sukgyung

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Sukgyung is specialized in development and manufacturing of nanoscale inorganic particles

LG Group

SK SkinCare Film

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SK SkinCare Film is a driver’s skin protection product that blocks ultraviolet rays, visible rays (light), and infrared rays.

LG Group

Kukdong Oil & Chemicals

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Kukdong Oil & Chemicals is a developer and supplier of various emulsified products.

LG Group

Hankuk Carbon

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Hankuk Carbon specializes in manufacturing composite materials and parts.

LG Group

JNC Korea

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JNC Korea manufactures and sells chemical products.

LG Group

ESC

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ESC is supplier of specialty chemicals used in the fine chemical field.

LG Group

INOPOL

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INOPOL is a saturated polyester resin manufacturing company.

LG Group

YOOSEUNG

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YOOSEUNG is an acrylic emulsion and fiber processing resin manufacturing company.

LG Group

Daebong LS

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Daebong LS produces raw materials for the cold permanent wave, cosmetics, food additives and pharmaceuticals.

LG Group

Skin N Skin

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Skin N Skin engages in Cosmetics and skincare products manufacturing, development and sales.

LG Group

Chunbo

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Chunbo manufactures and sells chemical materials.

LG Group

YoulChon Chemical

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YoulChon Chemical is a manufacturer of packaging materials.

LG Group

Green Chemical

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Green Chemical is a manufacturer of eco friendly specialty chemicals such as (EOA) ethylene oxide adducts.

LG Group

EMTECH

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EMTECH is a releasing agent and coating chemical manufacturing company for the pulp and paper industries.

LG Group

CHOKWANG PAINT LTD

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Chokwang Paint Ltd. is a chemical manufacturer whose products are used in the construction, molding, vehicle, and shipbuilding industries.

LG Group

Daeyu

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Daeyu specialized in the production, and sale of foliar spray and fertigation fertilizers.

LG Group

LOTTE FINE CHEMICAL

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LOTTE FINE CHEMICAL is engaged in the general chemical business.

LG Group

PolyMirae

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PolyMirae is a polypropylene production company.

LG Group

Hanchang

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Hanchang produces molecular sieve for oxygen generator, absorbent, anti-corrosion pigments.

LG Group

HU-CHEMS

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HU-CHEMS is a chemical product manufacturer.

LG Group

Korvan Chemical

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Korvan Chemical is a chemical company specializes in hard coating and precision printing.

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Capro

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Capro manufactures and exports caprolactam, a key raw material for nylon & also produces ammonia sulfate fertilizer.

LG Group

YS Institute of Environmental Technology

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YS Institute of Environmental Technology performs tests and then provides analysis results as well as customized technical support services.

LG Group

Global ENG

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Global ENG is a chemical and industrial engineering company.

LG Group

Sika Korea

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Cica is a chemical company that develops systems and products for bonding and damping in the architectural and automotive industries.

Written by Mark Fitz

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